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Fall Semester 2014 2015
Fall classes start for third- and fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students May 27 TBD
Fall classes start for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Aug 4 TBD
Fall International student orientation Aug 18 Aug 24
Fall Graduate student orientation Aug 19-20 Aug 25-26
University convocation Aug 22 Aug 28
Destination Kent State: Welcome Weekend Aug 22-24 Aug 28-30
Fall classes begin Aug 25 Aug 31
Deadline for associate degree candidates to apply for December graduation Aug 29 Sept 4
Deadline for master's and doctoral degree and graduate certificate candidates to apply for December graduation Aug 29 Sept 4
Labor Day - no classes and offices closed (note 1) Sept 1 Sept 7
Deadline for bachelor's degree and undergraduate certificate candidates to apply for May graduation Sept 15 Sept 15
Fall classes end for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Oct 3 TBD
Fall final examinations for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Oct 6-18 TBD
Fall classes end for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students Oct 18 TBD
Spring classes begin for third- and fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students Oct 20 TBD
Final date for oral examination of master's and doctoral degree candidates for December graduation Nov 7 Nov 13
Veterans Day observed - no classes and offices closed (note 1) Nov 11 Nov 11
Deadline for master's thesis or doctoral dissertation to be filed in college office for December graduation Nov 24 Nov 30
Fall classes end for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Nov 26 TBD
Thanksgiving recess - no classes (note 2) Nov 26-30 Nov 25-29
Thanksgiving observed - offices closed (note 3) Nov 27-28 Nov 26-27
Fall final examinations for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Dec 1-12 TBD
Fall classes end Dec 7 Dec 13
Fall final examinations Dec 8-14 Dec 14-20
Ashtabula Campus commencement Dec 12 Dec 18
Stark Campus commencement Dec 12 Dec 18
Kent Campus graduate degrees commencement (note 4) Dec 12 Dec 18
Kent Campus bachelor's degree commencements Dec 13 Dec 19
Deadline for bachelor's degree and undergraduate certificate candidates to apply for August graduation Dec 15 Dec 15
Christmas observed - offices closed (notes 1, 5) Dec 24-25 Dec 24-25
Holiday schedule (note 6) Dec 26-31 TBD
Spring Semester 2015 2016
New Year’s Day observed - offices closed (note 1) Jan 1 Jan 1
Spring classes begin for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Jan 5 TBD
Spring international student orientation Jan 8 Jan 14
Spring graduate student orientation Jan 9 Jan 15
Spring classes begin Jan 12 Jan 19
Deadline for associate degree candidates to apply for May graduation Jan 16 Jan 22
Deadline for master's and doctoral degree and graduate certificate candidates to apply for May graduation Jan 16 Jan 22
Martin Luther King Jr Day - no classes and offices closed (note 1) Jan 19 Jan 18
Spring classes end for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Feb 13 TBD
Spring final examinations for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Feb 16-27 TBD
Spring classes end for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students Feb 27 TBD
Summer classes begin for third- and fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students Mar 2 TBD
Deadline for bachelor's degree candidates to apply for December graduation Mar 15 Mar 15
Spring recess - no classes (note 7) Mar 23-29 Mar 21-27
Spring classes resume Mar 30 Mar 28
Final date for oral examination of master's and doctoral degree candidates for May graduation Apr 3 Apr 8
Honors Week Apr 12-18 Apr 3-9
Deadline for master's thesis or doctoral dissertation to be filed in college office for May graduation  Apr 20 Apr 25
Spring classes end for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students May 1 TBD
Spring classes end May 3 May 8
Remembrance Day (note 8) May 4 May 4
Spring final examinations May 4-10 May 9-15
Spring final examinations for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students May 4-15 TBD
Kent Campus graduate degrees commencement May 8 May 13
Ashtabula Campus commencement May 8 May 13
East Liverpool Campus commencement May 8 May 13
Salem Campus commencement May 8 May 13
Stark Campus commencement May 8 May 13
Trumbull Campus commencement May 8 May 13
Tuscarawas Campus commencement May 8 May 13
Geauga Campus commencements May 8-9 May 13-14
Kent Campus bachelor's degree commencements May 9 May 14
Kent Campus steam shutdown (6 p.m. to 6 p.m.) May 10-17 May 15-22
Summer 2015 2016
Summer classes end for third- and fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students May 15 TBD
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree commencement May 15 TBD
Summer intersession classes begin May 18 May 23
Memorial Day - no classes and offices closed (note 1) May 25 May 30
Summer classes begin for first-year Podiatric Medicine students May 26 TBD
Summer intersession classes end June 5 June 10
Summer I classes begin June 8 June 13
Summer II classes begin June 8 June 13
Deadline for associate degree candidates to apply for August graduation June 12 TBD
Deadline for master's and doctoral degree and graduate certificate candidates to apply for August graduation June 12 TBD
Summer classes end for first-year Podiatric Medicine students July 2 TBD
Independence Day observed - no classes and offices closed (note 1) July 3 July 4
Summer final examinations for first-year Podiatric Medicine students July 6-17 TBD
Final date for oral examination of master's and doctoral degree candidates for August graduation July 10 TBD
Summer I classes end July 11 July 16
Summer III classes begin July 13 July 18
Deadline for master's thesis or doctoral dissertation to be filed in college office for August graduation July 27 TBD
Summer II classes end Aug 1 Aug 6
Geauga Campus commencement Aug 14 Aug 19
Summer III classes end Aug 15 Aug 20
Kent Campus commencements Aug 15 Aug 20

Calendar Notes

  1. State- or federal-designated holiday.
  2. Thanksgiving: classes recessed Wednesday noon through Sunday; offices are closed Thursday and Friday.
  3. Columbus Day, the second Monday in October, is a movable holiday, observed the day after Thanksgiving.
  4. Date for Kent Campus graduate commencement is tentative; it may be held the Saturday after the date listed.
  5. Presidents Day, the third Monday in February, is a movable holiday, observed contiguous with Christmas Day.
  6. Kent State may operate on a holiday schedule during the last part of December. When that occurs, information will be communicated to faculty and staff and will also be posted on the HR website.
  7. Spring Recess: no classes, offices are open.
  8. Remembrance Day (May 4, 1970): final exams, classes or parts of classes recess from noon through 2 p.m.